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by wally318
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 695

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Like the one in this pic:
by wally318
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 695

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

By the name Hofmann I'm not referring to semi universal/universal type. The Asian copy thats being discussed here and at the other thread is a Brown & Sharp copy. The other asian style is a Hofman/Walter/Elliott style copy. The B&S body pivots on dovetails and is all bare metal. The Hofmann style pi...
by wally318
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 695

Re: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Thanks. I did a search first, but nothing came up.
by wally318
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads
Replies: 25
Views: 695

Asian/Chinese made Dividing heads

Hello all.
Just wondering if any of the members have experience/thoughts on these?
Basically looks like there are 2 types. The B&S and Hofmann style copies.
Ant diffferences between the 2?
by wally318
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Harold. I just gave a light rub with the scotchbrite 2 revs each direction on both top and bottom side of each ring, using some WD40 as a cleaner/lubricant. I was well aware of the risks of damaging. There was a bit of haze on the surface of the rings-thinner didn't clean as nicely as I hoped. Your ...
by wally318
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

OK. so I think I have this figured out. You can tell me if I have it figured out right. By loosening the screw at the end of the thimble, I could turn the thimble up by about 4-1/2 revs. or .114 aprox. So that when I turned the thimble down by that amount I was very close to 12.0000". And yes Glenn ...
by wally318
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Ok so I've finally had a bit of time to look at and play with this for a bit. And I'm a bit confused as to the readings I'm getting. Am I looking at this the wrong way? Here's what I see. The spacer rings are all .500 thick and .500 space between. Except the bottom 1. It's .175 thick. When the botto...
by wally318
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Ok. Here's some pics.
by wally318
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Harold, thanks again for your explanation/ Yesterday I got back to Kelowna after a trio down to Oroville with a sleigh load of goodies. One of them is a Fowler height gauge from maybe the 50's or 60's in excellent condition for its age. I'm at a computer at work right now so I can't post a pic. Will...
by wally318
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Thanks.
by wally318
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

So If I'm understanding you correctly .... To get an accurate height you would use the height
gauge with a tenths indicater mounted on, and reference off stacked gauge blocks and the indicator
would give the finer resolution?
by wally318
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4139

HEIGHT Gauge question

In recent tool buying choices I decided to buy a height gauge again.
A nice Mitutoyo vernier 12 inch.
It got me thinking and now I'll wonder out loud.
Is it possible to get measurements better than .001" tolerance?